Oklahoma Earquake Second Strongest in State History


The earthquake that hit Oklahoma Wednesday morning was rated with a magnitude of 5.1, making it the second strongest earthquake in state history! Initial reports gave it a 4.3 or 4.5, but a research seismologist said further analysis confirmed that is was, in fact, a 5.1 magnitude tremblor.

People as far away as Texas and souther Kansas felt the quake, but thankfully no damage was done. "Everybody pretty much went out in the street," a spokesperson for the Purcell, OK police department said. "We were trying to figure out what was going on. The phones went crazy, too. Everything started shaking and rattling on the walls."

The courthouse and an elementary school were evacuated in the city, but other than that everything is fine. The biggest consequence from the earthquake is just shaken nerves.

"It's obviously extremely unusual for an earthquake of this magnitude to be felt in Oklahoma City," Mayor Mick Cornett said in a statement. "Fortunately, we have no reports of injuries or significant damage. We are awaiting further information but we have no reason to believe this is anything other than merely an interesting event."



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